I know the numbers are arbitrary on their own, but I can’t help looking at page views. It lets me know that someone has taken the time to investigate what I’ve written and, if they stick around, great. If not, fair enough (but I always hope they come back). So I decided to look up the top 11 posts published this year (I aimed for 10 but found an extra one and kept it in). I published a helluva lot in 2021 and while engagement hasn’t always been great, they’ve done better than I expected.
In no particular order:
- Basecamp is effed
- The 12 APIs of Christmas
- The Veluwemeer Aqueduct and navigable aqueducts
- Marine ecology has dark fish
- Recreating the PIN cracking scene from Terminator 2 with an Atari Portfolio
- The radioactive boar-pigs of Fukushima
- Paul Ford on the myth of ‘real’ programming
- A Q&A with Christine Darden, the 40-year NASA engineer
- Remember when Microsoft tried to buy Yahoo! for $44.6 billion in 2008?
- Chanda Prescod-Weinstein on women of colour in STEM
- RIP Tucows Downloads (1993-2020)
And a bonus list from 2021: The most underrated list of web browsers on the Internet